Before cities went into lockdown over the past year, the streets have been claimed by children and teenagers following on Greta Thunberg’s steps as they skip school and March for Climate. This is the generation of sustainability natives, high in ideals, soon knocking on the doors of engineering programmes across the globe. It was a couple of decades ago that instructors were deemed unprepared to face the digital natives, a generation towards whose emergence Bill Gates and Steve Jobs contributed. Now, the question is if engineering programmes are prepared to welcome the aspirations of the new generation of sustainability natives, and how is our own generation of sustainability immigrants coping with this change?
|Publisher||European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2021|